Monday, 15 September 2014

A day in the life of a wannabe foreign correspondent | Wannabe Hacks

Travelling to Ethiopia to investigate a story was a huge risk and one I will certainly take again.

The dream of being a travelling journalist is one that would appeal to most wannabe hacks, for me; it really was just that, a dream. The idea of covering exciting stories and working in hostile environments was one that I never thought could happen. In April of this year that dream turned into a reality.

Monday, 8 September 2014

TV News Storytellers | Editor’s Notebook | How Would You Reinvent TV News?

If you are one of those people that rarely read a business trend article, I suggest you change your habits; like right now would be a good time.  Climb out of the hole and dust yourself off.  The world is changing, and unless you are scheduled for retirement, it affects you.

Life in the newsroom: expectation vs. reality - Muck Rack

I was 13 when I decided I would become a journalist.

Why? I wanted to make an impact, to inspire the masses. I wanted to change the world.

Was I na├»ve? Maybe. But even on the first day of J-School, I remember chills running down my spine as my professor stood before 400 would-be journalists commissioning us to go into the world and make a difference. We were inspired. We had dreams of how it would be. Some turned out to be true, others still might – and some certainly won't. Adjusting to the reality of working in such a dynamic, changing field takes time. But with so much to love, making the shift is well worth the effort.